The first Ovation guitar made its debut in November, 1966. Its Lyrachord body gave the instrument unprecedented projection and ringing sustain. Based on this initial success, we developed an entire line of roundback models to provide guitarists with the world's finest acoustic/electric instruments. We have our headquarters in an historic red brick factory on the banks of the Farmington River in New Hartford, Connecticut. Here, our skilled luthiers and designers make beautiful, high-performance roundback guitars with painstaking attention to detail-the way they have for more than almost half a century. The spirit of New England craftsmanship and restless American innovation is embodied in every Ovation instrument we build.